I Need A Chef is a chef recruitment agency with offices across Australia, offering a nationwide service for all kinds of hospitality venues.
Need a chef urgently? Fill a role in your restaurant, catering company, hotel, pub, school, resort, or aged care facility with our chefs! Explore our chef roles for hire.
Need to cover a temporary vacancy in your kitchen? We have the right people for the job!
Our temporary chefs effortlessly fit into your kitchen, allowing you to overcome the disruption that arises when one of your team isn’t available.
Hiring a new chef doesn’t have to be a struggle anymore!
Our unique Try Before You Buy policy lets you employ applicants on a trial basis before making the decision whether or not to hire them permanently.
Spend more time with your guests and less time in the kitchen with your very own private chef for the night!
Our private chefs bring delicious, restaurant level food to your home, corporate function or private event.
Preparing ingredients, cleaning, storage… no kitchen can run without skilled kitchen hands holding everything together!
We can provide your business with enthusiastic kitchen hands, dishwashers, porters and more in both temporary and permanent positions.
Need a front-of-house position filled? In addition to kitchen staff, I Need A Chef can also connect you with experienced staff for the customer-facing side of your business.
Wait staff, baristas, bartenders… we’ll find the right people!
We provide catering staff for all sorts of events, ranging from black tie gala dinners to product launches, birthdays, and everything in between.
Our experienced catering staff blend seamlessly in any venue, and work with any type of event.
Our services aren’t just limited to metropolitan cities - we provide temporary and permanent hospitality staff all over Australia.
And that includes hospitality businesses in remote and regional areas too!
Every successful hospitality business needs an army of event staff ensuring everything runs smoothly.
Wait staff, room attendants, boardroom waiters, baristas, ticketing staff… we do it all. In fact, we’re so good at supplying event staff, we had to spin that branch off into its own business!
Owned and operated by hospitality professionals, we love this industry and the people in it.
Excellent temporary rates and the best pricing structure for permanent placements in Melbourne, Sydney, Brisbane and the Gold Coast.
All our staff have benn vetted via our interview and induction process to ensure they're ready to work.
We use the latest techmologies in recruitment, staff scheduling and management.
We’re strong believers in the idea that you should work to live, and not the other way around.
As hospitality vets ourselves, we truly understand what it’s like working in the fast-paced and exciting hospitality industry.
So by the time we started I Need A Chef, our resolve was firm: we wouldn’t just strive to get the best outcome for hospitality businesses - we’d also do our utmost for hospitality workers too!
Our mission is simple: to give hospitality workers like you the ultimate in freedom and choice, support you throughout your employment, provide protection and offer above award rates and conditions.
I Need A Chef is Australia’s premier hospitality agency, with offices in Melbourne, Sydney, Newcastle, Brisbane and the Gold Coast
We offer temporary and permanent recruitment for both front- and back-of-house operations.
With a young, personal and modern approach to hospitality recruitment, we draw on our experience in the industry teamed with intricate knowledge of the latest technologies.
We understand that no two hospitality businesses or workers are alike. Your needs and goals are unique - and so too are our solutions!
We take great care to ensure that hospitality businesses receive the best applicants, and that hospitality workers are paired with workplaces that fit their experience, passion, and ambition.
Unlike other hospitality agencies, we’re 100% owned and operated by hospitality professionals.
We’ve been in your shoes, and understand first-hand what you’re looking for when hiring a chef or filling other hospitality positions.
As people who’ve lived and breathed hospitality for pretty much all of our professional lives, we’re uniquely qualified to help you - unlike other hospitality agencies, we get it.
We aren’t chasing that commission - we know what it’s like to be in the weeds, and how important it is to have the right person working in your kitchen. Our focus is always on ensuring we successfully connect you with that right person.